• With the availability of a growing variety of printing materials, ever-improving printing quality and precision, and printer price reduction, 3D printing is expected to enter small-batch, customized applications to medical, aerospace, automobile and other high-tech sectors in 2018, especially after...
  • Acer hosting an e-sport event in Indonesia
    Acer is hosting the APAC Predator League 2018 e-sport event in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 19-21, in a bid to strengthen its brand image in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Mitac makes a profit selling Synnex shares
    Mitac International has announced its subsidiary Silver Star Developments have sold 451,000 shares of US-based Synnex for US$58.77 million and earned a profit of US$32.84 million, which will translate into an increase of NT$1.10 (US$0.04) in the company's EPS in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Optoma UHD51A
    Optoma has unveiled the UHD51A UHD (4K) voice-enabled home theater projector that integrates with Amazon Alexa to enable projection to align with speakers, screen, lighting and smart home setting.
  • Gaming notebook shipments weaker than expected in 2017
    Global gaming notebook shipments are expected to grow by a single-digit rate in 2018, as overall shipments of such products came to a lower-than-expected volume of around five million units in 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Along with mature development of ECG (electrocardiography) and PPG (photoplethysmograph) sensing technologies, ICT firms are keen on developing monitoring devices for use in mobile medical care, which is expected to see demand take off, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Lenovo is expected to remain the largest all-in-one (AIO) PC vendor worldwide in 2018 with shipments to reach 3-3.2 million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Quanta to lose some MacBook orders in 2018
    Apple is expected to shift a major portion of its MacBook orders to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) in 2018 instead of its old practice of giving most of the orders to Quanta Computer, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$35.463 billion (US$1.18 billion) for December, decreasing 8.36% sequentially but increasing 8.59% on year.
  • Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, recording slightly positive (0.7%) on-year growth, according to the IDC. The results outperformed the forecast of a 1.7% decline in shipments during the quarter.
  • Mitac's Magellan navigation device
    Taiwan-based Mitac International's Magellan brand return-to-route navigation solution has obtained orders from New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for use in snowplow and salt spreader vehicles.
  • China vendors showcasing products at CES 2018
    China-based TV and home appliance brands including Haier, Changhong Electric, TCL and the Konka Group, are showcasing their new display technologies, TVs, IoT- and AI-integrated smart home solutions at CES 2018.
  • Nexstgo Primus enterprise notebook
    Hong Kong-based notebook brand startup Nexstgo is showcasing its new enterprise notebook, the Nexstgo Primus, smart IoT devices, Avita Imago and other Avita series products at CES 2018.
  • Qualcomm Technologies International has announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and...
  • Asustek, MSI remain the top-2 player in the gaming notebook market
    Despite the fierce price competitions from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) still managed to perform strongly in the gaming notebook sector, together shipping 2.4-2.5 million units in 2017, accounting for around 50% of the worldwide volumes, according...
  • Quanta sees around 14% on-year growth in 2017 revenues
    Quanta Computer shipped 3.7 million notebooks in December, shrinking from 3.9 million units in November, with consolidated revenues for the last month of 2017 reaching NT$86.74 billion (US$2.89 billion), dropping 8.41% sequentially and 17.37% on year. Its 2017 consolidated sales were NT$1,021.382 billion,...
  • Digital camera ODMs Asia Optical, Altek and Ability Enterprise have all reported sequential decreases in December consolidated revenues.
  • ODM Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$82.490 billion (US$2.75 billion) for December, declining 7.44% sequentially but rising 18.18% on year.
  • MSI showcasing new gaming devices at CES 2018
    Micro-Star International (MSI) is showcasing an array of innovative gaming devices at CES 2018, including its Trident 3 Arctic gaming desktop, Z370 Godlike gaming motherboard and Optix MPG27CQ/MPG27C curved gaming monitors.
  • Notebook ODMs including Compal Electronics and Inventec saw better-than-expected shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017, but volumes in the first quarter of 2018 are expected to slip 10-15% sequentially due to seasonality.
  • Fitbit Ionic
    US-based Fitbit will launch Fitbit Ionic smartwatch in the Taiwan market in mid-February at a recommended retail price of NT$10,880 (US$365).
  • Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.031 billion (US$778.91 million) for December 2017, representing a 10.92% drop on month and 11.63% increase on year.
  • Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.574 billion (US$87.05 million) for December 2017, representing a 4.88% drop on month and 13.86% drop on year.
  • Gigabyte Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.56 billion (US$187.37 million) for December, growing 48.9% on year, while the amount for 2017 were NT$59.88 billion, up 14.39% on year.
  • Acer Nitro 5 notebook for gaming
    Acer has unveiled its new PCs and monitors for CES 2018 including the Nitro 5 gaming notebook adopting AMD's Ryzen processor and targeting casual gamers, the ultra-thin Swift 7, the convertible Spin 3, the Chromebook 11 and the Predator big format gaming display (BFGD).

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